2 years and 25 births attended
1 years and 0 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: Simple Meal Planning, Sibling Care is limited.
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Stanford Valley Care (Pleasanton), John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek), Kaiser Medical Center (San Leandro, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Antioch), Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center (Modesto), Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center (Antioch), Doctors Medical Center (Manteca, Modesto), Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley), Mt. Rose Hospital (Hayward), Washington Hospital (Fremont), San Ramon Regional (San Ramon)
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Modesto Natural Birth Center Pacifica Family Maternity Center (Oakland) Bay Area Midwifery Birth Center (Oakland)
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Livermore, CA Service range 20 miles No Ferries, No Bridges
I hired Casey as both a birth doula and as a birth photographer. She was amazing in both roles.
It was very easy to ask her questions via text or email in the weeks before my delivery, and we had a very in-depth discussion of my birth plan in person a couple of weeks before delivery. She did not push her own ideas on me at all, and instead was all about making sure that I was clear in what I wanted so that she could advocate for me at the hospital. When I was in labor, she did a great job of offering different ideas about how to work through the pain without medication (the shower suggestion was particularly helpful). And once I was ready for medication, she made sure that I got it without much delay. She also helped guide my husband and my friend (who were both there for a delivery as well) so that they could assist me during contractions and pushing. I had a quick labor and delivery, and a relatively easy recovery afterwards, and I know that Casey was a big reason why I was able to make it through. She also came for a postpartum visit a couple of days after I was home, which was a great way to debrief about how things went and get advice for things like breastfeeding and recovery.
In terms of the photography, she sent me the digital copies the day after my birth, which was much faster than I had anticipated. The photos are beautiful, and I'm so happy that I decided to have my labor and delivery photographed so that I can remember it.
Overall, I had a very positive experience with Casey. She is direct, easy to get along with, and both my husband and I felt confident in our choice of her right after we met her for the first time. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a birth doula!
Casey is a kind person, a helpful doula, a great photographer, and I would totally recommend her!
We were referred by a friend and both my husband and I felt comfortable with her from the moment we met. She is very knowledgeable and down to earth. Just what we were looking for!
I also appreciated that she was available to us for questions and concerns and always responded quickly when I reached out.
My birth was VERY fast - only 9 minutes at the hospital!!! I’m amazed that she made it to there so quickly despite the short notice at a crazy hour - midnight! She hurried there and met us at the hospital parking lot. I was overwhelmed by that fast and furious labor and she held my hand and reminded me to breath. She helped communicate my birth plan and reminded the nurses of my wishes. Plus she took birth pictures! ?? Even though we didn't get to use the techniques we had talked about, we were still glad to have her support during such an important time and would recommend her to anyone!
Casey was a great help to me. Although my birth was very fast, so we didn't get to use a lot of the techniques we had talked about, she was a vital support in an important time for me. She helped communicated my birth plan and remind the nurses of my wishes, and when I felt like giving up, she reassured me that I was doing great. She helped my husband do things that we had talked about doing (but in the moment things he had forgotten to do!), and that was really important for me and him that he was able to be the coach, with her guiding him.
She also took birth pictures for us, and they turned out amazing! She's a great photographer, a kind person, and a helpful doula. I would recommend her to others looking for help with a natural birth!
Casey was my doula and photographer for the birth of our third child. Hiring Casey as our Doula was one of the best decisions my boyfriend and I have made in bringing our baby into the world! We were referred by a friend and from the moment we met her, we were drawn to Casey's personality and felt so comfortable with her. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of pregnancy, birth, and baby and was available to us all hours of the day for questions and concerns via email, text, or phone call.
Throughout our pregnancy, Casey contacted us multiple times and prepared us for what was to come through this season of life. Casey provided different techniques and positions to help with the discomforts of being pregnant, prepared us for what was going to happen at the hospital, and assured us that everything would be okay every step of the way when complications arose with the baby during pregnancy.
This pregnancy was very difficult for me to process as the doctor had mentioned losing the baby on several occasions so until I actually had my son I never fully accepted that I was having a baby until after he was born. When I spoke to Casey regarding the doctor's findings she was extremely compassionate, caring and supportive.
She was there the day of the birth and was so loving and motivating throughout the whole process. Once the baby was born, she hung around to make sure the baby was healthy, that we were comfortable, and all questions/concerns were addressed. Casey’s photos throughout the process were amazing. I am so thankful to have these special memories of my family.
Casey was an incredible person to work with and we are so thankful to have found her. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about hiring a Doula! We felt so comfortable and prepared for this new life journey because of her! Thank you so much, Casey, for all your help.
My experience was Casey was beyond amazing! Casey gave me a hand to hold(literally), she talked me through my pin by showing me quotes to read to remind myself how strong I am during contractions, she massages my back when I needed her to and also showed my spouse how to help me so he could be more present. I was able to go up to 8.5cm dilated without an epidural. Unfortunately my body was so tired from not sleeping and attending a field trip with my children that morning that I could no longer take the pain so I got the epidural. Either way, Casey was an amazing doula and I would use her again and also highly recommend her. She also came prepared with snacks for myself and my husband if we ever needed. She was very attentive and stood in when she felt was necessary which each time was perfect. Thank you Casey for making my labor a great experience!
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